Wilson coach Jason Gibble and F&M commit Jimmy Garcia

Jason Gibble has been around Wilson's wrestling program for a long time.  The 1991 graduate won a District 3 championship for the Bulldogs as a senior.  Gibble went (32-2-1) that year.  He's now in his seventh season as Wilson's head coach.  "This is probably thee best group I've ever seen. This is a special group," Gibble told SV Sports' Paul Roberts.  The Bulldogs lived up to their #1 seed in the BCIAA team tournament.  They beat Wyomissing 59-11 in the semifinals and then took down third-seeded Berks Catholic 44-19 in the championship.  "It's a total team effort all the time. I can't ask any more of these guys. They give me everything they got every match," emphasized Gibble.  Wilson got pins from Isaac Eidle (114), Blaise Eidle (172), and Ryan McMillan (215).  The (15-1) Bulldogs jumped out to a 25-4 lead over the Saints after six matches.  Jimmy Garcia earned his school record 143rd career victory with a 7-1 decision over Andrew Messner at 133 pounds.  "It feels great. Last year, we didn't get what we wanted. This year, we trained harder than we have before. Each guy is showing the next that it's possible," said Garcia.  Berks Catholic defeated Wilson in the Berks County finals last season which motivated the Bulldogs during Friday night's match at Wyomissing.  McKaden Speece and Dominic Delgado won by major decision at 127 and 145 pounds respectively.  The (12-1) Saints got pins from Neil Bitting (107) and Brayden Hartranft (121).  Berks Catholic will host either Biglerville or Delone Catholic on Wednesday in the District 3-2A quarterfinals.  Wilson faces Spring Grove on Tuesday at West Lawn in the first round of the District 3-3A tournament.  The Bulldogs are the top seed.  Garcia, a 3-time BCIAA individual champion, will continue his wrestling career at Franklin & Marshall College.  "He's a great kid. He's a great leader on and off the mat. He's what we want Wilson wrestling to be," remarked Gibble.


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